Chrissy Teigen Is Getting Backlash For A Tone-Deaf Tweet

At this point, it’s not an unpopular opinion to say that Chrissy Teigen is basically the queen of Twitter. She’s hilarious, unfiltered, and Comments by Celebs literally does weekly roundup posts of her best tweets. Amidst all of her relatable tweets about marriage, parenting, and just life in general, it can be easy to forget that Chrissy Teigen’s life is like, very different from yours or mine. She’s very famous and very rich, and I’ll just speak for myself, but I am neither of those things. This week, she stumbled into some backlash on Twitter, and the tweet that caused it is pretty hilariously out of touch.

On Wednesday, Chrissy posted a tweet about her mom’s fraught relationship with AirPods, saying that she “buys a few a month,” and says that she wouldn’t lose them so easily if they had a cord. LOL. When I first saw this tweet, I just thought it was funny, mainly because the whole point of AirPods is that they don’t have a cord. Obviously that makes them easier to lose, but AirPods with a cord are literally just every other kind of headphone. Which, obviously, is the joke.

But upon a little further reflection, it’s not that hard to see why people had an issue with the tweet. Aside from not having a cord, the other thing that everyone knows about AirPods is that they’re not cheap. Like, there was a time not that long ago when jokes about AirPods being expensive were pretty much the only thing on my Twitter timeline. It’s not like they’re $10,000 a pair, but most people definitely couldn’t casually just buy and lose a few pairs a month.

It’s not headline news or anything that Chrissy Teigen has an above average amount of money, but people on Twitter weren’t thrilled with the flippant tone of the tweet. Chrissy eventually realized this, and apologized in a way that some famous people could stand to take notes from.

Chrissy first clarified that the original joke was an exaggeration, implying that her mom doesn’t actually go through 30+ pairs of AirPods a year, which is a relief, because damn. But then she smartly owned up to the fact that the tweet “came across as super tone deaf and icky.”

Really, that acknowledgement and understanding is all we need from famous people when they do sh*t like this. No one expects Chrissy Teigen to apologize for being rich (but she could Venmo me if she feels like it), but apologies when you mess up and upset a lot of people are always appreciated. Chrissy continued in a second tweet, noting that she “will not always say the right thing in the right way,” but that she hates “disappointing or pissing you guys off.” She also owned up to the fact that she was kind of an asshole with her first tweet, which just feels satisfying. Everyone is an asshole sometimes, and the world would probably be a better place if we were all better at admitting it.

Chrissy then finished off her apology with a return to classic Chrissy-on-Twitter form, by saying that her typo in the apology tweet is “destroying” her. This is actually me every single time I realize I made a typo in a tweet that already has more than two likes. Twitter, why the f*ck is it almost 2020, and we’re still waiting for an edit button?? I want answers, and so does Chrissy!!

In the end, I don’t think this backlash will affect Chrissy in any long-term way. First of all, the initial tweet wasn’t especially egregious—not nearly as bad as the old tweets of like, half the Bachelor contestants. But also, Chrissy owned up to and dealt with her mistake in a way that felt genuine and sufficient, and I can’t really imagine being mad at her after her response. In my mind, Chrissy Teigen is still the queen of Twitter, and that probably won’t change any time soon.

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Chrissy Teigen & Donald Trump’s #FilthyMouthedWife Twitter Feud, Explained

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I love a good Twitter feud, and the more random the better. Today’s feud certainly delivers, pitting MVP Twitter troll Chrissy Teigen against our President, Donald Trump. Both super famous, both prolific tweeters, but how did this come about? Here’s what you need to know about this spectacularly random feud, and how #PresidentPussyAssBitch came to be a thing.

On Sunday, MSNBC hosted a town hall about criminal justice reform. The town hall was hosted by Lester Holt, and featured John Legend speaking to prison inmates about the impact their incarceration has had on their lives and families. During the event, they did not mention a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill signed into law by Trump last year, and he quickly noticed. He took to Twitter late Sunday night to complain about the lack of credit he was given, and the tweets were typically whiney and unhinged.

But in addition to complaining about the specific town hall, he also dragged Chrissy Teigen into the narrative.

Big mistake. Huge.

….musician @johnlegend, and his filthy mouthed wife, are talking now about how great it is – but I didn’t see them around when we needed help getting it passed. “Anchor”@LesterHoltNBC doesn’t even bring up the subject of President Trump or the Republicans when talking about….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2019

Not only is Chrissy Teigen the only person mentioned in his rant that he didn’t tag, but he couldn’t even be bothered to use her actual name. Much like the infamous “nasty woman” phrase he used to describe Hillary Clinton, people have already taken ownership of “filthy mouthed wife,” and are using it to declare their opposition to Trump.

Of course, once Chrissy Teigen got mentioned in this whole mess, it didn’t take long for her to make her opinion known. And in that moment, something instantly iconic was born.

lol what a pussy ass bitch. tagged everyone but me. an honor, mister president.

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 9, 2019

PUSSY. ASS. BITCH. Really, this is a flawless insult, and you know Donald Trump must have been so angry when he saw it. Over the last couple years, Chrissy Teigen has perfected her brand of shade on social media, and she knows exactly how to turn the knife without trying too hard. She seems completely unbothered, but is totally ruthless at the same time.

She followed up the pussy ass bitch tweet with another important point—there was no reason for Trump to even mention her in the first place. She wasn’t even at the MSNBC town hall, so why include her at all? And if you’re going to come for Queen Christine, at least have the balls to say her name.

the absolute best part of his tweet is I literally didn't speak in the special, nor was I mentioned. I'm cackling at the pointless addition of me because he cannot not be a bitch

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 9, 2019

“He cannot not be a bitch” is an accurate description of at least 60% of the men in my life, so I can relate. While the word “bitch” can mean many things, it really is the perfect description of Donald Trump. He’s shown us time and time again that he has one of the world’s most fragile egos, which is 100% crazy considering that he literally got elected President. But in this case, he wasn’t even being criticized! He was so bothered by the fact that John Legend and Lester Holt weren’t talking about him that he had to act a fool on Twitter. It’d be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic and he weren’t running our country.

While Chrissy didn’t have much more to say about Trump (and why should she?), she literally quoted herself an hour later after getting pasta on her new couch. I am Chrissy, Chrissy is me.

fuuuuuuck I got pasta on my couch. karma is a pussy ass bitch

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 9, 2019

The initial Twitter exchange was good enough, but then Twitter worked its magic and came up with some really excellent jokes about the whole debacle. Here are some of my favorite takes on #filthymouthedwife-gate, which only started 12 hours ago. I feel old.

attacking Chrissy Teigen is the closest twitter equivalent to invading Russia in winter

— maura quint (@behindyourback) September 9, 2019

Honestly, why does anyone in 2019 think it’s a good idea to come for Chrissy Teigen? She’s basically the Princess of Twitter, and her clap-back game is nearly unmatched. It just doesn’t end well if you don’t come correct. I don’t expect Donald Trump to understand this, but he looks like an assclown.

Can I still be a #filthymouthedwife if I’m single? Like I’m probably gonna die an old maid but still

— Carly Booth (@carly_booth8) September 9, 2019

Deep down, we are all filthy mouthed wives. It’s a badge of honor, whether you’re an actual wife or not. Chrissy would want it this way.

waking up to see that chrissy teigen called president fuck face a ‘pussy ass bitch’ is so calming to me

— lee??‍♀️ (@saltzmantwins) September 9, 2019

Ah yes, there’s nothing more soothing in the morning than lighting some candles, doing a quick meditation sesh, and seeing that Chrissy Teigen is clowning the President on Twitter. Namaste!!

Imagine being president of a whole country and spending your Sunday night hate-watching MSNBC hoping somebody–ANYBODY–will praise you. Melania, please praise this man. He needs you.

— John Legend (@johnlegend) September 9, 2019

Of course, John Legend had to jump in on this too, and he makes the most important point here—why is Donald Trump even watching this sh*t? And either way, why does he care? Bro, you are literally the PRESIDENT. Get a f*cking hobby. Or, here’s a crazy idea, do your job??? I don’t think Melania can save us at this point, but whatever.

And in one of the funnier twists in this feud, #PresidentPussyAssBitch is not trending on twitter, because it’s too profane to feature in the trending topics. But of course, it’s still trending on Twitter, because literally everyone is saying it. Naturally, people started to troll both President Trump and the Twitter rules by sarcastically begging for it not to trend.

I’m very, very serious.

Very serious.

Do NOT allow #PresidentPussyAssBitch to trend.

I’m begging you.

Begging. #PresidentPussyAssBitch

— andy lassner (@andylassner) September 9, 2019

Hopping on the trend, Chrissy even put out a plea, asking us to all stay out of her deeply intimate fight with the President. Hopefully it doesn’t trend, because Chrissy and Donald really deserve their privacy during this time!

no guys no please do not make this trend, for it is my fight with #PresidentPussyAssBitch, not yours!!!!!!

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 9, 2019

Luckily, Twitter is a deeply respectful place, and we would literally never let something so personal trend.

We’re all in this fight together, Chrissy. That being said, I’ll respect your wishes and do my darndest to help make sure #PresidentPussyAssBitch doesn’t trend!!!

— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) September 9, 2019

Are you #TeamChrissy in this feud? I hope so, or else you probably wouldn’t have read this far. I can’t wait to see if Donald Trump comes for her again, but I have a feeling this isn’t quite over yet.

In the mean time, you can show your true colors as a filthy mouthed wife with our brand new Shop Betches mug. You need it, don’t even pretend you don’t.

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